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Best Kept Secret of Gujarat, Architecture Marvel & Historical Monuments

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Experience the enchanting landscapes and rich cultural tapestry of Gujarat with our "Best Kept Secret of Gujarat, Architecture Marvel & Historical Monuments" tour. Beginning in the bustling city of Ahmedabad, immerse yourself in its architectural splendors like the Jama Masjid and Sabarmati Ashram. Journey to the ancient city of Dholavira, a testament to the Indus Valley Civilization's grandeur, before soaking in the surreal vistas of the White Rann in Hodka. Traverse through the historical hubs of Bhuj and Mandvi, where royal palaces and ancient temples narrate tales of bygone eras. End your expedition with an exhilarating safari in the Little Rann of Kutch, blending wildlife encounters with authentic tribal experiences. This itinerary promises a harmonious blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, making Gujarat's hidden gems accessible and unforgettable.


Day 1: Arrival in Ahmedabad

Upon landing at Ahmedabad airport, our representative will warmly welcome you with a traditional greeting. They will assist you with a smooth transfer to your chosen hotel. After completing the check-in process, take a moment to unwind, perhaps enjoying a refreshing drink or a stroll around the hotel's vicinity, before retiring for the evening.


Day 2: Ahmedabad City Exploration

After a wholesome breakfast, begin your exploration of Ahmedabad. Begin with the Swaminarayan Temple Kalupur, a significant Hindu temple known for its intricate carvings and spiritual ambiance. Next, head to the historic Jama Masjid, an architectural marvel constructed in yellow sandstone, showcasing the fusion of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. Don't miss the mesmerizing Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, famous for its exquisite jali work, followed by a visit to Sabarmati Ashram to delve deep into the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. Conclude your day with a visit to the mesmerizing Adalaj Stepwell, an architectural masterpiece and a testament to ancient engineering. The evening can be spent wandering through the vibrant local markets, offering everything from textiles to handicrafts. Return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.


Day 3: Ahmedabad to Dholavira (255kms)

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Dholavira. On arrival, check-in at a rustic village resort that provides an authentic experience of the region. Later, visit the Dholavira archaeological site, an extraordinary remnant of the Indus Valley Civilization. Explore the meticulously planned city ruins, reservoirs, and ancient relics, all of which offer a fascinating glimpse into India's rich history. Spend the night enveloped in the tranquil ambiance of Dholavira.


Day 4: Dholavira to Hodka (220kms)

After breakfast, drive to Hodka. En route, visit the captivating White Rann, a salt marsh that transforms into a mesmerizing white desert under the sun. Witness the breathtaking vastness of this natural wonder, offering panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see. Upon reaching Hodka, check-in at a hotel and relax amidst the serene surroundings. The evening can be spent exploring the local crafts and interacting with the hospitable community. Overnight stay in Hodka.


Day 5: Hodka Exploration

Awake to the serene beauty of Hodka and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Later, visit Dhordo village to interact with the Mutwa Muslim community and gain insights into their unique traditions and way of life. Marvel at the art of pottery making in Khavda and witness the exquisite craftsmanship of local artisans. Conclude your day atop Kala Dungar, offering panoramic views of the Rann and the surrounding landscape, especially breathtaking during sunset. Return to your hotel in Hodka for a peaceful overnight stay.


Day 6: Hodka to Bhuj (65kms)

After breakfast, drive to Bhuj. On arrival, check-in at your chosen hotel and freshen up. Later, embark on a city tour of Bhuj. Visit the majestic Aina Mahal, renowned for its European-inspired interiors and ornate balconies. Explore the grandeur of Prag Mahal with its Gothic architecture and Italian marble floors. Conclude your day with a visit to the Kutch Museum, housing a vast collection of artifacts reflecting the region's history and culture. Overnight stay in Bhuj.


Day 7: Bhuj to Mandvi (65kms)

Post breakfast, journey to Mandvi. En route, pause at Sumarasar Village to admire the traditional Shawl and Stole Weaving, a craft that has sustained the community for centuries. Upon reaching Mandvi, delve into its maritime heritage with a visit to its famous shipbuilding center, and relax at the serene Mandvi Beach. The tranquil waters and soft sands offer an ideal setting for relaxation. Conclude your day with an overnight stay in Mandvi.


Day 8: Mandvi to Dasada (275kms)

After breakfast, continue your journey to Dasada. On the way, explore the renowned Batik workshops in Mundra, where skilled artisans create intricate designs on fabric using wax and dyes. Once in Dasada, marvel at the intricate marble carvings of the Bhadreshwar Jain Temple before checking in at your chosen hotel. The evening is at leisure for you to relax and soak in the peaceful ambiance of Dasada.


Day 9: Dasada to Ahmedabad (160kms)

Rise early for an exciting safari in the Little Rann of Kutch, home to the endangered Asiatic Wild Ass. Traverse the rugged terrain, spotting wildlife and bird species, including the vibrant flamingos. Post safari, visit neighboring villages to interact with the Rabari and Bharwad tribes, gaining insights into their rich cultural heritage. En route to Ahmedabad, explore the UNESCO-listed Rani ki Vav stepwell, a mesmerizing blend of art and architecture. Don't miss the Panchasara Jain Temples in Patan, showcasing exquisite craftsmanship, and the majestic Modhera Sun Temple, an 11th-century marvel dedicated to the Sun God. Conclude your day with an overnight stay in Ahmedabad.


Day 10: Ahmedabad Departure

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel. Depending on your flight schedule, you can indulge in some last-minute shopping or explore any missed attractions in Ahmedabad. Later, our representative will assist you with your transfer to the airport, bidding you farewell with cherished memories of Gujarat's hidden gems.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 9 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- 1-Time Gypsy safari in national park with naturalist.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.


Hotels used or similar for 9 nights accommodation

Ahmedabad x 3 night
3* - WelcomHeritage Mani Mansion/ Parker Lords Eco Inn
4* - Ramada Hotel/ Lemon Tree Premier 
5* - The House of MG/ Le Meridien

Dholavira x 1 night
3*, 4* & 5* - Rann Resort Dholavira/ Dholavira Tourism Resort

Bhuj x 1 night
3* - Seven Sky Clarks inn/ Hotel Ilark
4* & 5* - The Fern Residency/ Hill View Resort

Hodka/ Rann of Kutch x 2 night
3*, 4* & 5* - Shaam-e-Sarhad Village Resort/ Kutir Craft Village Resort

Mandvi x 1 night
3* - The Village Resort/ Seabreeze Resort Mandvi
4* & 5* - Serena Beach Resort/ Mandvi Beach Resort

Dasada/ Bajana (Little Rann of Kutch) x 1 night
3*, 4* & 5* - Royal Safari Camp, Bajana/ Rann Riders, Dasada

- Any flight tickets.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.

- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.